Debt Free College Resource List

Debt Free College Resource List

Question: Is a University Education the right thing for you or your child? 

Read Successful “Dropouts.”

Consider Trade Schools / Apprenticeships / Certifications

Below is a listing of good jobs that don’t require a 4-year college Degree

CAREER

EDUCATION

MEDIAN EARNINGS

ANNUAL JOB OPENINGS

Registered Nurse

AA

$65,000

120,000

Dental Hygienist

AA

$69,000

11,000

Construction Supervisor

High School

$59,000

26,000

Radiologic Technologists

AA

$55,000

9,500

Electrician

High School

$49,000

29,000

Plumber

High School

$48,000

23,000

HVAC Technician

High School

$43,000

13,760

      Source: Forbes Magazine
Forbes: Best jobs that don’t require a Bachelors Degree: 

Beef Up your Test Scores:

Fee waivers College Board—Visit: http://Professionals.Collegeboard.com/testing/waivers/guidelines/sat

Scholarship / Funding Tips:

Consider the Military because of their education benefits: 

Other Resources to Save Money on College

Sign up for the following Scholarship websites:

Textbook Savings

  • Buy Used from your College Bookstore and save about 25 percent
  • Buy used from another student who took the class — save 50 percent or more
  • Buy used on the Web — we’ve saved up to 87 percent
  • www.CollegeBooksDirect.com 25% – 40%
  • Ebay TextBooks
  • Amazon.com Textbooks
  • www.CheapestTextBooks.com —This site searches all of the other sites and helps you find the best deals.
  • www.Chegg.com—Rent books for about 1/3 the cost of buying them / plus Scholarship / College Search
  • www.Amazon.co.uk—Buying hard to find textbooks from Amazon’s site in the UK can save you some dough (even with the cost of international shipping included).
  • International Editions—Search for Global or International editions. Usually paperback and ship from another country, but arrive quickly. We’ve saved 50 to 75 percent.

Much of this material is contained in our award winning book

The MoneySmart Family System, Family Choice award winning book by Steve and Annette Economides

The MoneySmart Family System
Teaching Financial Independence to Children of Every Age

It is contained in Chapter 18 – College & Trade Schools, which contains more information about keeping college affordable.

http://www.MoneySmartFamily.com/MoneySmart-Family-Book-Info-Page

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